Director of Procurement

Position Overview

The Director of Procurement will oversee and manage the procurement of key equipment necessary for the construction of our renewable energy projects (Wind, Solar, BESS). This will include developing and implementing procurement strategies, identifying reliable suppliers, negotiating contracts and ensuring the timely delivery of equipment while maintaining high quality standards.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead all strategic procurement activities to support the development and construction of grid-scale wind, solar and battery storage projects.
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with OEMs of major wind, solar and storage equipment.
  • Responsible for developing the contracting strategy for procurement of major equipment to fit with the goals and risk profile of the project and the company.
  • Provide feedback into the conceptual and detailed design process.
  • Manage procurement RFPs to determine best-fit suppliers for major equipment and services.
  • Serve as main point of contact for the RFP bidding process; scheduling and managing Q & A sessions,
  • response deadlines, proposal deliverables and supplier feedback.
  • Analyze bids and qualify vendors based on quality, cost and contractual terms and provide
  • recommendations to senior management team.
  • Collaborate effectively with the Development, Commercial, EPC and Interconnection teams to
  • ensure alignment on equipment selection.
  • Work with counsel to develop and manage equipment supply agreements to ensure terms and
  • conditions align with market expectations and all applicable project requirements.
  • Manage contracts post-execution to ensure all contractual obligations are administered and fulfilled
  • on time and in accordance with budget and equipment specifications.
  • Remain aware of renewable energy opportunities in the United States and national industry trends
  • impacting the future of wind, solar, BESS and renewables development.
  • Monitor risks associated with renewable equipment supply chain and procurement and develop
  • mitigation strategies.
  • Maintain forward-looking technology and cost projections for all wind, solar and storage major
  • equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Travel as required, likely < 15%

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in engineering, supply chain management or business preferred.
  • At least 5 years of work experience with a leading IPP, utility or renewable developer.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in wind, solar and renewable energy development.
  • Knowledge and experience with sourcing/procuring solar, wind and energy storage major equipment
  • and services.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve issues and to prioritize critical path tasks.
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in renewable energy project development – Wind and Solar •
  • Preferably have led full project lifecycle completion of multiple power generation or
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve issues and to prioritize critical path tasks
  • Exceptional process and project management skills.
  • Strong commercial negotiation skills, with an understanding of the legal aspects of major equipment supply contracting.
  • Professional presence and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

Salary, Benefits and Location 

  • Salary dependent on Experience and Qualifications
  • An attractive bonus earning plan
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance
  • Employer-paid Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Flex PTO policy
  • Minneapolis based or remote role with travel to corporate office in Minnesota quarterly, and as
  • needed

About the company

National Renewable Solutions, LLC (NRS) is an emerging renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) with a history of successfully developing over 1GW of renewable energy projects in the US dating back to 2011. NRS is backed by a fund managed by BlackRock, Inc, and therefore is well-capitalized to invest the necessary resources, leverage key relationships (including strategic buyers of power) and manage complex development risks to successfully build and operate its projects. Our mission is to continue to grow the renewables foothold in US energy market by developing viable, utility and distribution scale renewable energy projects, with a primary focus on wind, solar and storage technologies. Our current pipeline consists of more than 5GW of development-stage large-scale (i.e. minimum of 50MW) renewable energy generation projects. As our history of successful projects demonstrates, NRS possesses a strong track record, which has positioned us well for advanced development of our large and growing pipeline of renewable energy projects.